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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Song book with a dark grey cover

Song book with a dark grey cover

Tony Hill collection no. 4
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Music books
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Mr Anthony Hill
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1910
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Hurstville Public School

Hurstville Public School

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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Sunderland, England
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Greener & Co
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1887
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Ceramic bust of John Batman

Ceramic bust of John Batman

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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John Batman
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1934
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Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 29 November 1881

Letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 29 November 1881

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1881
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Public Hospital, Dubbo, N.S.W., 1906

Public Hospital, Dubbo, N.S.W., 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Wheelwright's bell auger bit

Wheelwright's bell auger bit

Arthur Sayer collection
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Spoke trimmer bits
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Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
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William A. Porter
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1880
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British Sports LTD cricket bat

British Sports LTD cricket bat

Nanette Ward collection
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Cricket bats
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British Sports Ltd
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1906
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The Novice kiss: Kissing Series no.3

The Novice kiss: Kissing Series no.3

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Lyndhurst Church Fresco, 19 July 1910

Lyndhurst Church Fresco, 19 July 1910

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographic postcards
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England, United Kingdom
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1910
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Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co
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1894
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Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, NSW

Photographic postcard of Balmoral Beach, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Arrival of the Governor Mossman Queensland 17 June 1910

Arrival of the Governor Mossman Queensland 17 June 1910

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mossman, Queensland, Australia
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1910
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Glass plate negative - two men with cuts of meat hanging from roof of dwelling, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Three pronged steel fork

Three pronged steel fork

Anne Girard collection
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Table forks
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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1900
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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Building materials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Phonograph used by anthropologist AP Elkin on his first expedition in 1927 to the Kimberley

Phonograph used by anthropologist AP Elkin on his first expe...

Macleay Museum collection
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Phonographs
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United States of America
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Thomas A Edison Inc
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1906
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Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Epidiascopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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Hymenophyllum Demissum

Hymenophyllum Demissum

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Trichomanes Venosum

Trichomanes Venosum

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Giants of the Game

Giants of the Game

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Hon H R. Lyttelton
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1856
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Ruins - Mrs. Buller's Cottage. North Sydney Tornado

Ruins - Mrs. Buller's Cottage. North Sydney Tornado

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Manley [sic], Sydney

Manley [sic], Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Envelope and letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 14 May 1874

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1874
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Tape measure

Tape measure

George O Crawford collection
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Tape measures
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Thysanotus Patersoni

Thysanotus Patersoni

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected around Port Phillip Bay, 1859 -1882

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Port Phillip seaweed album collection
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Botanical specimens
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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Morrison
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